Questions linger over death of Great Yarmouth man Jimmy Sutton

Jimmy Sutton, 53, was found with life-threatening injuries at his home in Stephenson Close, Great Ya

Jimmy Sutton, 53, was found with life-threatening injuries at his home in Stephenson Close, Great Yarmouth, and died a few days later. - Credit: Archant

Mystery still surrounds the death of a Great Yarmouth man who was found with 69 different injuries at his home.

Jimmy Sutton, 53, was found slumped over in the toilet at his flat in Stephenson Close on February 20 last year. Although paramedics were able to revive him, he died two days later at the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston.

In the continuation of an inquest into his death at Norfolk Coroner's Court on Monday, assistant coroner Johanna Thompson recorded an open conclusion.

She said: 'There is no doubt that Mr Sutton had been severely injured prior to this event, however police have been unable to ascertain fully how these injuries were sustained, despite a thorough investigation.'

The injuries included broken ribs, scratches, cuts and bruises and were found to have been suffered on at least three separate occasions.

The court heard the death was caused by a heart attack which he suffered in hospital which came about after he suffered a blow to the chest.

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Mr Sutton, who was an alcoholic, was found by a man called Michael Robson, who was staying with him following his release from prison.

After a police investigation, Mr Robson was arrested by police on suspicion of involvement with Mr Sutton's death, but Mr Robson denied this.

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Detective Chief Inspector Andy Guy told the inquest: 'On November 11 last year [Mr Robson] was notified there would be no further action as there was insufficient evidence to send the case to the CPS (Crown Prosecution Service).'

Doctors had been unable to rule out the injuries having been caused by a series of falls.

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